Deanestor completes £1.8m Winchburgh Campus furniture and fit-out contract

DUNFERMLINE-based furniture and fit-out specialist Deanestor has completed a £1.8 million contract for Morrison Construction at the new Winchburgh Campus in West Lothian.

The project is the 12th that Deanestor has delivered for the contractor. The school was built by Morrison on behalf of West Lothian Council and delivery partner, Hub South East Scotland. It has provided two new secondary schools, a primary school with an early years facility, and a sports and wellbeing hub.

Deanestor fitted out over 340 rooms across the campus and manufactured furniture from its education solutions range.

The contract included the provision of over 300 base cabinets, 940m of white laminate worktops, over 1km of adjustable shelving, 16 teaching walls, 215 resource storage units, as well as write-on teaching aids, shoebox storage units, and wall cupboards.

David Wright, construction manager at Morrison, said, “Deanestor performed really well at each stage of this project – pre-construction, programme scheduling, and project management. The quality of the furniture they manufactured was excellent, and the client and teaching staff are delighted with the new campus.

“This project follows Deanestor’s successful delivery of the furniture and fit-out contract at Barony Campus and good relationships with their team have been fostered on both of these large-scale schemes. We appreciate their transparent and collaborative approach and good communications, which build trust. We see Deanestor as a market leader and look forward to working on future projects.”

The £62 million development is West Lothian Council’s largest ever investment in education facilities and is required to serve the growing community in the development area of Winchburgh.

The four buildings that comprise the new campus are individually distinct but are said to share a common thread of materials, natural light, and ventilation.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the secondary schools – Winchburgh and Sinclair Academies – are initially serving up to 660 pupils respectively.

JM Architects designed the new Holy Family Primary School and nursery. The primary facilities have flexible play and learning spaces, reception, dining/assembly hall, courtyard, and multi-use games area for outside play.